Tag: social class
Free School Meals for All London Pupils
All primary pupils in London schools are going to get Free School Meals from September 2023 according to an announcement from the Mayor of London on Monday. This new policy will cost £130 million, save the average family £440 a year and benefit around 270 000 children. In an interview on Radio 4’s Today programme…
Learning During Lockdown
students from independent schools did 7.4 hours more schoolwork per week during lockdown compared to students from state comprehensive schools.
Williams was a neo-marxist cultural theorist who argued that while economic structure and class position do influence culture, the economic base did not determine culture, and that people weren’t just passively subsumed by ruling class ideology.
Young People think British Society is VERY unfair…
YouGov regularly tracks public opinion on social mobility and according to their last three years of data, young people especially think that equality of opportunity in the UK is on the decline. The trend is DRAMATIC… In January 2022 68% of 18-24 year olds thought that their life chances were ‘broadly determined’ by their parents…
Criticisms of YouTube as a Teaching Resource…
I’ve been updating my A-level teaching resources on social class recently and have found it challenging to find valid and reliable sources of documentaries on YouTube. There are SEVERAL problems you need to be aware of… Outdated Videos presented as contemporary… The first problem is with old documentaries being uploaded several years after their original…
Resources for Wealth, Poverty, Income Inequality and Social Class
good resources for teaching wealth, poverty, income inequality and social class. Useful further reading for students studying A-level sociology!
What is the Pupil Premium and how Effective is it?
The Pupil Premium provides extra funding to schools to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in England and Wales. Both Local Education Authority Schools and Academies in England and Wales get the following Pupil Premium Funding (2022 to 2033 figures) £1385 (primary) or £985 per pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals (or…
Social Exclusion in British Tennis
So we’ve got a new Wimbledon Champion in waiting in the form of Emma Radacanu – but don’t get too excited, she doesn’t break the trend of the English Middle Class Norm. . For a start, Radacanu grew up and started playing tennis in Canada, where social class is much less entrenched, and in any…
Why has the Achievement Gap Between Private and State Schools Increased?
Possible explanations include less disruption to schooling, more parental pressure and higher prior attainment
Poverty is the Main ‘Cause’ of Youth Violent Crime in London……
A recent 2019 study into the causes of violent crime in London found that the proportion of children under 20 living in poverty was the main factor correlated with levels youth violent crime in London Boroughs. This is an important update for the A-level Sociology Crime and Deviance module. The study was conducted in 2019…